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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Emily Brunemann Wins 1st Stop On FINA World Cup
Yale University freshman Eva Fabian was second and third went to Italian Rachele Bruni.
The organization of the event was remarkable in its numbers.
300 people provided a variety of services including water safety officers, firefighters, security boats, inflatable lifeboats, the Port Authority, kayaks, Lancha ICU, a helicopter, ambulances, speedboats and boats for the referees and coaches as well as Physiotherapy Unisanta, the Red Cross, SOS Foundling.
Some of the early observations based on the first leg's results include:
1. The Americans are stacked with talent as are the Italians.
2. The Russians are still looking for an athlete with the talent of Larisa Ilchenko.
3. The British lack depth without Keri-Anne Payne.
4. The Brazilians continue to have a good 1-2 punch with Poliana Okimoto and Ana Marcela Cunha.
5. The Grand Dame of professional marathon swimming - Angela Maurer - continues to plug away year after year.
The final results:
1. Emily Brunemann (USA) 2:11:18
2. Eva Fabian (USA) 2:11:48
3. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 2:11:50
4. Giorgia Consiglio (ITA) 2:11:51.07
5. Alice Franco (ITA) 2:11:51.27
6. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 2:11:51.49
7. Ashley Twichell (USA) 2:11:51.88
8. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 2:11:52.21
9. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2:11:53.14
10. Christine Jennings (USA) 2:11:53.47
11. Elizaveta Gorshkova (RUS) 2:11:55.10
12. Angela Mauer (GER) 2:11:55.31
13. Alexandra Sokolova (RUS) 2:13:41
14. Aurora Ponsele (ITA) 2:13:43
15. Fabiana Lamberti (ITA) 2:13:49
16. Anastasia Krapivina (RUS) 2:13:58.03
17. Nadine Reichert (GER) 2:13:58.63
18. Lizeth Rueda (MEX) 2:13:58.99
19. Heidi George (USA) 2:14:00.18
20. Nadine Williams (CAN) 2:14:55.10
21. Nicole Cirillo (ITA) 2:15:01.21
22. Yumi Kida (JPN) 2:15:22.17
23. Angelina Kargaltseva (RUS) 2:17:05.27
24. Angelica Andre (POR) 2:18:40.33
25. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 2:18:45.63
26. Betina Lorscheitter (BRA) 2:19:17.01
27. Zaira Cardenas (MEX) 2:19:27.09
28. Celia Barrot (FRA) 2:23:26.10
29. Gabriela Ferreira (BRA) 2:23:37.61
30. Anastasia Azarova (RUS) 2:26:11.47
31. Rachael Williamson (GBR) 2:27:50.74
32. Mariana Souza (BRA) 2:37:24.86
DNF Giovana Oliveira (BRA)
DNF Eva Risztov (HUN)
DNF Lucy Charles (GBR)
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